Sturmgewehr

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Maschinenpistole 44, called the Sturmgewehr by Adolf Hitler, whence it was renamed to represent the separate class of firearm it represented. From Sturm +‎ Gewehr, hence English assault rifle.

Noun[edit]

Sturmgewehr n (genitive Sturmgewehrs or Sturmgewehres, plural Sturmgewehre)

  1. assault rifle